PCI Awards its Highest Honor: The Rockwell F. Clancy Awards

Once a year, Publishing Concepts awards its highest honor: the Rockwell F. Clancy Award to the PCI Associate who best lives and outwardly displays our seven values and seven promises. Mr. Clancy founded the Rockwell F. Clancy Company in 1921, and became the nation’s first alumni directory publisher. “Rocky” was not only esteemed for his business acumen, but he was also known for his big heart, generous nature and civic-mindedness.

Drew Clancy, Rocky’s grandson and CEO of Publishing Concepts, created and named the annual award to honor Rocky’s high standards, values and integrity displayed in all business and personal relationships. Publishing Concepts roots are founded on Rockwell Clancy’s traditions with its seven Core Values and seven Client Promises.

Here are the winners of this year’s Rockwell F. Clancy Awards:

Rockwell F. Clancy Award: Be Positive – Judy Griffin

Smile. Get Excited. Enthusiasm is absolutely contagious. See change as an opportunity. Have a sense of humor about yourself.” These are the characteristics of PCI’s BE POSITIVE Client Promise. These are also the attributes of Judy Griffin. Whether the task is small or large, critical or transactional, Judy gets it done in a professional manner always keeping the associate front of mind but still representing the company’s best long term interest. Her work before, during and since the merger has been outstanding. One action at a time – the way great things get done. Think win-win.

We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated associate representing the company when we are negotiating health benefits, payroll processing or planning events. Judy always celebrates the ideas of others and finds the balance between the company and the associates.

We are fortunate to have her and her winning attitude on our team. For these and many other accomplishments, we recognize her as the 2016 BE POSITIVE Rockwall F. Clancy award winner.

Judy thank you for all of your hard work and dedication and making PCI a positive environment for all of our associates.

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New Year’s Resolutions We Made at PCI


A New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve life in the coming year.

Here are some New Year’s resolutions our team made at PCI.

1 – Family First

Call each family member once per week to say hi and catch up. (Colin Stewart )

2 – Get Inspired

When I get up each morning, I will read something positive to begin the day before I look at my phone (for social media, news, mail, texts, etc.). (Beth Dembitz)

3 – Work Smart

Work smart, find time to play and enjoy life; one day at a time. (Rellen Hayes)

4 – Focus on Learning

My New Year’s resolution is to focus more on learning. My main goal is to learn Spanish in 2017. (Michael Blunck)

5 – Give More

When I feel like I have nothing else to give, I want to give more.

This is really in terms of work and home. By the end of the day, I am beat. But it is the extra 10 minutes, the extra email, the extra whatever that will get me to where I want to be at the end of 2017. So regardless of how I feel or how the day went, give a bit more before it is over. (Cassie Cox)

6 – Work Life Balance

I’m very excited for all of the greatness this year!! A New Year’s resolutions of mine is to balance work and home, ultimately become a stronger mother for Hollden. And with that also goes my recommitment to time management so that I can spend more time in the proactive zone instead of being reactive. (Margaret Cogdill)

7 – Look Good and Feel Great

My numero uno New Year’s resolution is to get back down to my Wedding Day’s weight from October 7th, 1995. I have scheduled my physical with my Physician on Saturday the 7th. We are going to discuss a diet and workout regimen that will fit my schedule and will get the most promising results. I am very determined. I will succeed. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!! (Michael Jelinek)

8 – Be Innovative

Identify and capitalize on innovative ways to deliver value to our clients that are consistent with PCI’s  purpose of strengthening our nation’s universities, service organizations and high schools. (Drew Clancy)

According to Forbes, when you share your goals with others, you increase your chances of achieve them:

“Share your goals with friends and family. Social support is critical. Yes, it takes some personal courage and vulnerability to share something that you might actually fail at, but to dramatically increase your odds of success you’ll want support from those around you. One of the most effective things you can do is to get an “accountability partner”, someone who checks in with you daily or weekly. It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but far harder to admit it to a friend.” – Forbes

Now over to you. Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Share with us in the comments below.


PCI Prizes Associates

Thank you — two of the most powerful words one can offer to another. Simple yet certain to bring out smiles and pride.

Recognition and gratitude are vital to our “notthebigcompany” culture. Publishing Concept’s talented and passionate associates deserve to know they are exceptional. PCI actively pursues meaningful ways to say, “Thank you for a job well done.”


  • The Rockwell F. Clancy Award: Our highest award, and close to the heart of Drew Clancy, PCI President, is named in honor of his grandfather, whose values and honesty are the foundation for Publishing Concepts’ success.
  • Seven associates whose lives exemplify our Seven Driving Values and Seven Client Promises are presented with this coveted award.


  • PCI shuts down the entire company, discusses important business matters, and concludes by honoring outstanding PCI Associates. All eyes watch, as Drew Clancy calls each recipient to the front of the room, personally thanks them, and presents their award with a handshake.
  • Top Performers: The highest performing PCI Sales Associates receive merits ranging from trophies to framed certificates. Each year, 84 associates are recognized with gratitude.
  • Promise Award: Each month, seven associates who actively live our promises, receive framed certificates with a personalized description of their achievements.


  • Cabby Stories and Star Awards: During department meetings, associates are quick to verbalize the valuable work of colleagues. These accolades name the promise demonstrated, followed by a description of the associate’s actions.
  • PCI gifts numerous other “thank you” treats: Gift cards, cash, Rangers game, private bowling alley suite with catered gourmet Italian cuisine, birthday and PCI anniversary celebrations, and unlimited free ice cream and root beer floats for special accomplishments.

Our “notthebigcompany” culture lives by Servant Leadership. We hire the best people who fit the right job and truly appreciate excellence. Our associates make it easy to say, “Thank you.”